As Covid-19 leaves an unprecedented mark on the world, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of the COVID-19 Exhibit, a collection of thoughts, memories and reflections by people across the globe on their pandemic experience.
In this project, Ithra seeks examples of artworks from the public, including newly-made works of art or images of objects of particular importance – a pen, a photo of loved ones or relatives, a diary, a musical instrument, a book or a note from a family member. Thus a wide variety of submissions is being sought.
In 2021, objects selected by the museum’s curators from the online submissions will be on display at Ithra in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The submission page of the COVID-19 Exhibit is open at www.ithra.com/en/covid-19-exhibit.
The COVID-19 Exhibit begins as a virtual show highlighting objects that were particularly significant to members of the public during the pandemic. Launched on June 28, 2020, the COVID-19 Exhibit begins as a virtual show by highlighting objets d’art contributed by the public. It went live to the public this month.